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Birth of a Nation, Israel at 69

Tweet   The other day, a friend asked me why so many people hate the Jews. I said: “We gave the world monotheism and morality. We insisted that there is right and wrong, good and evil. And HaShem made a covenant with His people that is eternal. The world has never forgiven us.

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Veteran’s Day, 2016: My Favorite Veteran, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l

Tweet My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014. This is the third Veteran’s Day without my father’s physical presence in this world. He is gone, but like all veteran’s certainly not forgotten. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and […]

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The Ten Greatest War Movies of All Time

Tweet Movies about war are ideally suited to the kinetic energy of motion pictures. The eternal themes of love, courage, and loyalty are given full range in the theater of war. Readers will immediately notice the absence of silent films and movies from Hollywood’s golden age. Yes, in spite of our love of classic cinema […]

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Peace and Love and their Murderous Consequences

Tweet Among the pile of books on my night table, there are always a few volumes about war. It should be obvious to any clear-thinking person that war is the final arbiter of all great conflicts. Those who speak of negotiated peace speak of fiction. The great world wars have made this world what it […]

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Memorial Day 2016

Tweet On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country. Our eternal gratitude.

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Trump Rescues William Tecumseh Sherman

Tweet The New York Times just did a hatchet job about Trump and women which ended up making the NY Times look far worse than Trump. The Washington Post hired 20 extra reporters to investigate Trump — just as they did not do when Barack Obama was the Democrat nominee. I recently came across a […]

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British SAS Uses Israeli Dan .338 Sniper Rifle to Decapitate IslamoNazi

Tweet I don’t know about you, but here at Seraphic Secret we desperately need some good news. Watching the Democrat Socialist Party of America is a bit like observing the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks maneuvering for supremacy. And then there are the Republicans, who should easily win the next election, but are busily engaged in what […]

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Obama’s Bad Idea About Bad Ideas

Tweet Yesterday, at West Point, President Obama said, “Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated with better ideas — a more attractive and compelling vision.”  This statement is one more pious leftist pronouncement that is demonstrably false. Slavery in the United States was an evil ideology that was defeated by the force of […]

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Should America be the World’s Policeman? Prager University

Tweet Another excellent video from Prager University, this one featuring Bret Stephens.  

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The IDFs Secret Weapon: Autistic Intelligence Analysts

Tweet My wife, Karen, is a brilliant and gifted psychologist. Over the years I have learned a great deal about autism, and in the process shed many misconceptions. This entry from the IDF Blog highlights how the Jewish state gives responsibility to those on the spectrum with some of the most important and sensitive military […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Death March to Dachau

Tweet One of my closest friends here in Los Angeles is Mr. Sol Teichman, a prominent citizen, businessman, philanthropist, and a Holocaust survivor. Born on September 9, 1927, in the Hungarian town of Munkacs, Sol’s family were prominent and prosperous grain, bean and walnut merchants. The family lived in a lovely home in a quiet […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Hamas in Eight Words

Tweet “Hamas never targets civilians. It only targets Jews.” —Hamas spokesman, Abu Odeh Israel miscalculated horribly in accepting a humanitarian cease-fire.

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Why Did Hamas Launch Its Current Rocket Offensive Against Israel?

Tweet Here’s an excellent article from MEMRI. Introduction The current Gaza conflict, which broke out following a deliberate escalation by Hamas when it fired dozens of rockets into Israeli cities over a wide radius (including Beersheba, Rehovot, and Ashdod and later Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa) raises questions about the reasons for this rocket offensive […]

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YAMAS – Israel’s Special Counter Terrorist Unit

Tweet Yamas (Hebrew: יחידת המסתערבים‎, Yehidat HaMista’arvim) is an undercover special operations unit attached to the Israeli Border Police (Magav). YAMAS is one of the most elite counter-terror units in the world. The primary work of Yamas is intelligence gathering and surveillance in order to target and eliminate mortal threats. The host of the show, […]

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Of Flame and Flames

Tweet By now you’ve probably heard about Flame, a sophisticated cyber attack aimed at Iran and other Islamist nets. Israel is playing coy, hinting that this super bug, like Stuxnet, just might be an Israeli operation. Seraphic Secret has no doubt that Flame is an Israeli cyber weapon developed by Unit 8200 and we welcome […]

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Notable War Movies, Russian and Finnish

Tweet Seraphic Secret watches movies in thematic clusters. Last year I concentrated on the work of specific actors, among them: Clara Bow, John Gilbert, Mary Nolan, Lon Chaney, Esther Ralston and, adolescent sigh, Brigitte Bardot. For the past few  weeks I’ve been screening war movies, with an emphasis on films from Russia and Finland. World […]

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Three More Notable War Movies

Tweet As we noted last week stories about war are, perhaps, the best, most natural material for the movies. Because war is a constant in human history and because war brings out the best and worst in man, every country that has a movie industry will, sooner or later, produce a body of war movies […]

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Three Notable War Movies

Tweet There is no subject as well suited for the movies as war. In war there is conflict, love, and of course lots of explosions. Movies, someone once said, are just like life—with the boring parts cut out. Thus, movies about war delete the incredible boredom of most war-time experiences in favor of the hyper-drama […]

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Rise of the Killer Drone

Tweet Ask the man in the street who invented the pilotless drone and I’m pretty sure the answer will be U.S. engineers in the employ of the military. But of course, the drone was conceived and invented by men of vision, dreamers, entrepreneurs. Let’s face it, democratic governments are not—and should not be—investing in chosen […]

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Veronica Lake Goes to War

Tweet Besides entertainment, movies are precious time capsules. They allow us a glimpse into the past where we can view fashions and attitudes that seem distant yet achingly familiar. When Veronica Lake (b. Constance Frances Marie Ockelman) and her peek-a-boo hair burst on the scene in I Wanted Wings, 1941—her distinctive look stole the movie—the public frenzy […]

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: "How You Can Save Israel"

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    Larry Elder: "The New Black Anti-Semitism"

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    Michael Medved: "Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 97MB)
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    David Horowitz: "The War Against Judaism on the University Campus." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
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    Joel B. Pollak: "The Mainstream Media's Betrayal of Israel." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 15MB)
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    Yossi Klein Halevi: "What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 18MB)
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    Dennis Prager: "Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 80MB)
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    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: "Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?" Blog Post | Audio (mp3 64MB)
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